Leclerc: Positive COVID tests show F1 needs to stay cautious

Leclerc: Positive COVID tests show F1 needs to stay cautious

Listen to this article McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo was forced to skip the second winter test in Bahrain last week following a positive test, while Aston Martin announced on Thursday that Sebastian Vettel will miss the opening race of the new season after contracting COVID-19. For 2022, the FIA’s COVID-19 protocols have been relaxed in some…

Alonso: Verstappen “will have less pressure” as reigning F1 champion

Alonso: Verstappen “will have less pressure” as reigning F1 champion

Listen to this article Red Bull driver Verstappen defeated Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after a gruelling 2021 campaign, taking his maiden world championship three months ago in Abu Dhabi. The 2021 title finale was the culmination of a seven-year project for both Verstappen and Red Bull, which started when Verstappen was drafted in at Toro Rosso…

Why Hulkenberg’s latest F1 comeback is his most challenging yet

Why Hulkenberg’s latest F1 comeback is his most challenging yet

Listen to this article The Aston Martin reserve driver has been called in to deputise for his fellow German Sebastian Vettel. The former world champion had returned to his home in Switzerland after last weekend’s running at Sakhir, and took a PCR test before he travelled back to Bahrain as part of Aston Martin’s regular…

Ferrari seeks further clarity over Mercedes F1 mirror concept

Ferrari seeks further clarity over Mercedes F1 mirror concept

Listen to this article For the final pre-season test in Bahrain, Mercedes completely overhauled its mirror setup as part of the sidepod revamp of the W13. Rivals questioned what Mercedes had done, as they suggested that some elements of the mirrors were being used for aerodynamic benefit – something which they are not supposed to…

Norris fastest as Ferrari complete most laps on first day of testing · RaceFans

Norris fastest as Ferrari complete most laps on first day of testing · RaceFans

McLaren’s Lando Norris was the quickest driver in the first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, while Ferrari covered the most laps with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr. Norris was the only driver to break the 1’20 barrier on the opening day of testing for the 2022, setting a 1’19.568 in the late afternoon…

Ferrari could be “several months ahead” with their 2022 car

Ferrari could be “several months ahead” with their 2022 car

Lewis Hamilton expects Ferrari has seized an opportunity to make more progress early on with the development of their new car for 2022 than Mercedes did. His Mercedes team were locked in a championship fight with Red Bull which ran until the final race of last season. While the two teams continued work on their…

Bottas: Alfa Romeo understands issues that limited F1 test mileage

Bottas: Alfa Romeo understands issues that limited F1 test mileage

Listen to this article Reserve driver Robert Kubica completed only nine laps when he ran the C42 in the morning session, while Bottas managed a further 23 when he took over in the afternoon, the Finn finishing the day in 10th place overall. The team’s total of 32 laps was the lowest of the day,…

Heavier F1 2022 cars feel ‘quite sluggish’, says Norris

Heavier F1 2022 cars feel ‘quite sluggish’, says Norris

Listen to this article The heavier cars for this year, rather than the shift to ground effect, has emerged as the biggest difference that drivers felt in their first day of testing the new F1 cars at Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday. As a result of ramped up safety structures and the shift to 18-inch…